Overdose

UC Berkeley, Cal

Phil Matier: Cal Reconsidering Hands-Off Policy With Student Co-Op After Overdose Settlement

A UC Berkeley student cooperative is reconsidering a permissive drug policy after a near million-dollar settlement with the family of Josh Gibson, a student, who needs around-the-clock care since he suffered an overdose at Cloyne Court in 2010.

03/13/2014

A volunteer disposes a used syringe of heroin. (Sutanta Aditya/AFP/Getty Images)

New California Law Offering Immunity For Reporting Drug Overdoses

A new state law goes into effect Jan. 1, 2013 that may help save the lives of substance abusers: it offers immunity to users if they call 911 to help someone who has overdosed on drugs.

12/18/2012

Medical Generic, caduces

Sebastopol Teen Dies In Peru After Overdosing On Hallucinogen

The mother of a Sebastopol teen is grieving after her son’s body was found in Peru, where police say a shaman confessed to burying the 18-year-old after he ate an hallucinogenic plant.

09/14/2012

Dr. Lisa Tseng of Rowland Heights is accused of second-degree murder in the drug overdose deaths of three men, including Joey Rovero of San Ramon (CBS)

Doctor Faces Trial In Drug Deaths Of East Bay Man, 2 Others

A doctor accused of prescribing pain killers to three young men who died, including a college student from the Bay Area, was ordered Tuesday to stand trial for second-degree murder in the overdose deaths.

06/27/2012

Prescription Drugs

Murder Charges Filed Against California Doctor For 3 Overdose Deaths

One of three men who overdosed in 2009 was 21-year-old Joey Rovero, an Arizona State University student from San Ramon.

03/04/2012

Students walk to class at UC Berkeley (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Mom Sues Over Son’s Overdose At UC Berkeley Co-Op

The mother of a University of California, Berkeley student who suffered severe brain damage after a drug overdose on campus is suing the UC regents.

02/24/2012

14-year-old Takeimi Rao of Santa Rosa died during a slumber party last year of GHB poisoning. (Facebook)

Teen Who Died At Santa Rosa Sleepover Overdosed On ‘Date Rape’ Drug

A 14-year-old girl who was found dead in her bedroom the morning after a sleepover last summer died from drinking GHB, a so-called “date rape” drug, according to the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office.

02/01/2012

Cow Palace

State Senator Calls For Greater Oversight Of Cow Palace

State Senator Leland Yee has called for legislators to exert more control over events held at the Cow Palace.

CBS San Francisco–10/31/2010

Cow Palace

16 Hospitalized For Overdose At Cow Palace Rave

At least 16 people were hospitalized, two in critical condition, after attending a music event Friday night at Daly City’s Cow Palace.

CBS San Francisco–10/30/2010

Anna Nicole Smith. (AP)

Jury Begins Deliberations In Anna Nicole Case

A jury has begun deliberations in the drug conspiracy case against Anna Nicole Smith’s two doctors and her lawyer-boyfriend.

CBS San Francisco–10/12/2010

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